Rare French Art Deco Cubist Figural
Sculptor: Sibylle May (signed)
Circa 1925, France
Fabulous and rare, signed Art Deco
period bronze Nude of a woman, outstretched on her knees,
draped in a fabric across her knee, fanned out in a cubist manner.
Her 1920's style flapper 'bob'
hairstyle is also sculpted in a cubist manner. She has an Egyptian
styled look and is a small scale,
ideal for a coffee table, desk or vanity top. An excellent example
of the phrase: 'good things come in small packages'. Signed on front
of bronze base: Sibylle May, and on side: Ets ALBERT BUISSON.
Sibylle May was an English sculptor
working in France during the inter-war years.
May's style was clean, spare, pared down, highly stylised, with a
hint of Cubism.
May was a member of the La Stele and L' Evolution Groups.
She executed a number of bronzes and
ceramics which were edited by the firm of
Arthur Goldscheider in Paris and Edouard Cazaux (1889-1974). L'Evolution
was an artist's
society that exhibited at the Arts Decoratifs Exposition in Paris in
Some of her angular ceramic figures were decorated in subtle
hues by her friend and fellow member of the La Stele group, Edouard
Dimensions: 8 3/8" wide, 5 1/2"
high, 3 1/4" deep.
Condition: In excellent original
condition. Shown (and found) without a base,
if you desire, we can have a new marble base made for her.
Item # DAS47:
Price: $ 6,500.